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Paperback My Date with Satan: Stories Book

ISBN: 0684857022

ISBN13: 9780684857022

My Date with Satan: Stories

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From a talented, young Pushcart Prize winner comes a stunningly imaginative collection of short stories that takes on all facets of personal life and popular culture. This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings


My girlfriend and I fought over who got to read it- luckily it's a quick read. The dog artist is one of the best characters I've ever read, bar none. And I couldn't stop laughing during 'Rats Eat Cats'. A lot of writers in the last few years try to be hip and gen-x in a very stiff and awkward manner, and some use pop culture references to cover a lack of actual story. Not here. The stories take place in our culture, not a literary ideal of our culture or a tv commercial version of our culture. It's our genuine, trashy, depraved and sparkling culture, like it or not. The characters are real and instantly recognizable as people we've met or been. What more could you want?

Great book!

I'm having a great time reading this book and thinking about the cast of characters I've started carrying around with me in my head as a result of these stories. It makes living in San Francisco and thinking about Arizona that much more fun. The stories are smart, funny and great to read aloud with friends. Great job and thank you, Stacey!


This is the book I've been waiting for. After reading some brilliant stories online ( I sought this out. It's funny, edgy writing with lots of stylistic panache and engaging action. Brava, Ms. Richter! I look forward to more!

Stunning, original, poignant, lovely

I opened this book to the first page, thinking, 'I'll just read this one page...and maybe the beginning of the next...' and before I knew it the room faded to paste -- I became completely engrossed in Richter's world. Her voice is so genuine and concise, her dialogue and characters so marvelous, I could only shake my head in admiration, turning the pages, already feeling sad that the book wasn't longer. She manages to be hilarious and poignant without sacrificing the absolutely natural feel of the prose. A genuine talent....I feel invigorated. Anyone who calls it self conscious or depressing is missing the point; yet those light years ahead of their time will always be criticized by the unimaginitive and the jealous. Richter deserves all her good reviews and praise....and then some. Best of luck to this hugely talented woman.

Short Stories are alive and well

With the appearances of Aimee Bender's "The Girl in The Flammable Skirt" and Lorrie Moore's "Birds of America" my attention has not been swayed from the short story genre. Stacey Richter is a wonderful new addition to creative fiction and the short story that offers a strong voice, imagination, and laugh out loud content. I hope the voices of the MFA creative writing programs of the 80's continue to write and find publishers. Stacey Richter's "My Date With Satan" has been an enjoyable read.
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